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Members of the Dolan family walk home with bags of food from the Southern Tier Mobile Food Pantry in Oswego, N.Y., in June. Food banks across the nation are reporting giant spikes in demand. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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How America's Losing The War On Poverty

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Past Is Prologue Tycho
Symphony 6 Fair Thee Well & the Requiem Mix Emily Wells

Gold medalist Ryan Lochte swims in Speedo's Fastskin3 system, which incorporates two caps and custom-fitted goggles. Courtesy Speedo hide caption

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That's No Swimsuit, That's A Racing System

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Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica DJ Spooky

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Jewish 'Super Bowl' Praises Years Of Talmudic Study

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Hungarianella [Tarantella Shuffle] Brave Combo
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The Thomas Eagleton Affair Haunts Candidates Today

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Jimmy Cliff On Career 'Rebirth' And The Nature Of Success

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You Can Get It If You Really Want Jimmy Cliff
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